No it won't matter for you, just get whatever fits the slot you have

On Aug 12, 2017 5:33 AM, "Michael" <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> maybe I'm confused.... is the pci-e standard new. From the photographs of
> it it looks to short to fit in the slots that are like that (the extension
> with two tabs that drop down). Like this:
> ______________________
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>
>  more to the point how many different pci cards are there? the one
> computer has NO room for more cards and I will need to remove a pci card
> but the main computer has a few free slots. one pci and a few of the other;
> are those pci-e?
>
> Well.... I just googled it  and it appears those are pci-e slots.Is it
> really that critical I have pci-e? I mean should I cancel my order and
> change it?
>
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 7:05 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I need two because I have two computers..... the tv server and my work
>> horse.
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Michael Butash <mich...@butash.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Using 2 usb nics will not help here, in fact, it's just going to
>>> probably freak out your system.  Just don't do that as a friendly
>>> recommendation.
>>>
>>> Atheros and Realtek tend to have good linux support these days, I can't
>>> remember the last time I picked up a random usb stick and did NOT have it
>>> work.  Definitely better than 5-10 years ago with hacks and manual patching
>>> kernels.  If nothing else, figure out the vendor wifi chip the units have
>>> (the googles tend to find this with some persistence in searching), and
>>> then search that plus linux.
>>>
>>> Someone prior mentioned getting a usb nic with external antennas, I
>>> second that.  I have an atheros-based chip with dual antennas I got years
>>> ago I use for wireless surveys, you can unscrew those and put up a bigger
>>> gain antenna if needed, or an extension cable with a free-standing antenna
>>> if you want to get fancy.
>>>
>>> -mb
>>>
>>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 2:53 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> well.... I decided on:
>>>> 2 of Netis WF2118 Wireless N 300Mbps PCI Adapter with Two 5dBi Antennas
>>>> and Low-profile Bracket
>>>> the price was right and they seem to work on Linux.
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> What about
>>>>> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-us
>>>>> b-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usb ?
>>>>> Will I likely have the same issue?
>>>>> I don't really want to spend $76 on two
>>>>> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-pc
>>>>> i-card-v5-w-full-low-profile-brackets .
>>>>> And what is the difference between the previously mentioned donge and
>>>>> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-g-usb-adapter
>>>>> ? I see one uses N and one uses G but what does that mean? google seems to
>>>>> imply n is better. So do you think two of the N dongles will fix the
>>>>> problem?
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM, Brien Dieterle <bri...@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Don't buy anything unless you can confirm it has 100% linux support.
>>>>>> The PCI version of that card says it has linux support, but PCIe version
>>>>>> looks suspicious.  I don't think PCIe cards will work in a PCI slot.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Just get a card from here:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/catalog/wireless-networking-gnulinux
>>>>>>
>>>>>> :-)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 1:03 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I can't get a manufacturer from this on but it says it is a pci-e
>>>>>>> card.
>>>>>>> What do you think.... should I get it?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I hate it..... I need to reconnect often!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> This one will work. What do you think?
>>>>>>>>> https://www.amazon.com/Netis-Wireless-Advanced-Antennas-Low-
>>>>>>>>> profile/dp/B0051PZSX8/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1502406163&sr=
>>>>>>>>> 8-14&keywords=low+profile+wireless+pci+card
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 7:24 PM, Brian Cluff <br...@snaptek.com>
>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> More than likely you just need a pcie card.  They have antennas
>>>>>>>>>> on them that are much more powerful than the tiny little antennas 
>>>>>>>>>> that are
>>>>>>>>>> built into the USB dongles.  I've got a dongle that won't pick on the
>>>>>>>>>> access point at the other end of my house even though my laptop and a
>>>>>>>>>> computer with a PCIe card pick them up fine.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Brian Cluff
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On 08/10/2017 04:17 PM, Michael wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I was speaking with my father about this and he said that I
>>>>>>>>>> probably need to update my drivers. Being on Linux means my drivers 
>>>>>>>>>> are
>>>>>>>>>> updated everytimeI update the computer I think. He then said that 
>>>>>>>>>> sometimes
>>>>>>>>>> they work and sometimes they don't and the same thing goes for the 
>>>>>>>>>> cards.
>>>>>>>>>> So I need to ask what cards have people had success with?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> I changed on goals and they think it's appears to have made it
>>>>>>>>>>> better. What do you mean by put to sleep
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> On Aug 8, 2017 11:19 AM, "Stephen Partington" <
>>>>>>>>>>> cryptwo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> If there is an issue with the dongle or your system trying to
>>>>>>>>>>>> put the USB chain to sleep.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:42 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you think the problem could be the dongle? Would getting a
>>>>>>>>>>>>> wireless card resolve the problem?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:54 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I went to cnn.com with no problems to repoport
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Michael <bmi...@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> no I didn't have to do that. this is a private residence
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> with a non business network
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Brien Dieterle <
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you have to click agree on a sign in page when using
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> guest?  Try going to a url like CNN.com and see if that brings 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> up the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> captive portal sign on page.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Aug 6, 2017 5:30 PM, "Michael" <bmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I moved into a new place which offers free wifi (I'm
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> renting a room). I have my wifi dongle plugged in and 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> sometimes wifi works
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and sometimes it doesn't. Could it be something with Linux 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> because the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> woman who owns the house says wifi works fine for her.  I am 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> on a guest
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> account.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>>>>>> you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the 
>>>>>>>>>>>> snooze
>>>>>>>>>>>> button.
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>> Stephen
>>>>>>>>>>>>
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